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Big Bear Lake


Kayaking Big Bear LakeBig Bear Lake Canoe, Kayak, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information

 Big Bear Lake is the ideal kayaking, SUP paddling, kayak fishing and camping get-away for visitors that want to explore nature and have a unique mountain experience. Kayak Fishing Big Bear lake

There are two free public boat launches. The Duane Boyer public boat launch is located on the northwestern shore of the lake at 38925 North Shore Drive, one-half mile west of the town of Fawnskin. The other free public boat launch, MWD East, is located on the northeastern end of the lake, a-quarter-of-a-mile west of the Stanfield cutoff at 41911 North Shore Drive.

 After some time spent paddling around the shores of Big Bear Lake, it is time to unwind and fish. Anglers will find plenty of opportunity to catch rainbow trout, largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie, and bluegill.

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Open: Big Bear Lake is open daily all year for boating except when the lake is frozen over during the winter. The public boat launches are open from April 1st to November 30th. Night boating is permitted with running lights. The maximum boat length allowed on Big Bear Lake is twenty-six feet. Boats less than twelve feet in length must stay between the 5 m.p.h. buoys around the perimeter of the lake and the shoreline.

Big Bear Lake has a 35 m.p.h. boat speed limit except within the 5 m.p.h. buoy zones. Kayaks and canoes must carry type I, II, III or V wearable flotation devices for each person and obtain a daily use permit available at most marinas, and public boat launches. All kayaks and canoes must be clean and dry and undergo a mandatory inspection for Quagga Mussels. Boats that fail will not be permitted to launch. Any vessel traveling from another lake or the Colorado River should remain dry and out of water for at least seven days prior to entering Big Bear Lake.

Fees: There are free boat launch accesses at the two public boat launches. Boating permits are required for a fee. The campground charges a fee to camp and for pets.

The Best Places to Kayak in California Guide BookLake Facilities: There are jet and waterskiing, fishing, windsurfing, SUP paddling, swimming, sailing, power boating, hiking and bicycling trails, a snack bar, boat rentals, and two free public boat launches.




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